A council of possibly aristocrats who govern the Holy Empire in the Holy Emperor's name, they are held in contempt by many characters as "fools" and "cowards". From this it can be seen that the Senate is extremely corrupt in character, however it's power is not to be taken lightly. The Senate has a private army of its own, Rubrum, which is superior in quality to the regular Imperial Army. The Imperial Senate meets its end in episode 18, when Lector burns the Senate and the Senate building to throw the Empire into confusion, thus preventing what might have been a significant enemy from challenging him when he made his move to end the Human World.